What’s New In Weddings This Month

Every month we round up the latest news and finds for brides-to-be. From timeless pearls to gorgeous dresses – here are our picks for October.
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FOR FLORAL STYLING: Elle Hollingworth

A gardener first and a floral stylist second, Elle’s work is informed by her love of British gardens – plus, she’s worked with fashion and lifestyle brands, as well as eminent florists across Gloucestershire and London. Specialising in intimate settings, Elle believes every event, big or small, should be beautiful.
 
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FOR BEAUTIFUL DRESSES: Pronovias

Spanish bridal brand Pronovias has launched its new collection, Eden, inspired by the simplicity and harmony of nature. Dresses are crafted from satin, tulle chiffon and organza – all of which make for relaxed, yet glamorous, silhouettes. The collection also includes overskirts, detachable sleeves, capes and veils – and many of the dresses are made from specially developed luxury eco fabrics.
 
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FOR TIMELESS PEARLS: Kiki McDonough 

British jeweller Kiki McDonough has launched a new collection of timeless pearl designs. Reworks of the jeweller’s most popular pearl pieces marry tradition, creativity and craftsmanship, incorporating new design features resulting in a fresh and modern aesthetic. The collection comprises necklaces and earrings with classic white pearls and diamond details on both yellow and white gold – perfect for a wedding day and afterwards.

Pieces from £1,300

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FOR STYLISH STATIONERY: ERA Calligraphy

Based in London, Ellie Pryer founded ERA Calligraphy after starting her career at Sotheby’s. Having studied fine art at university, Ellie works collaboratively with her clients to create luxurious wedding stationery for all kinds of events. As well as offering an entirely bespoke design service including calligraphy, venue illustrations and hand drawn maps, ERA Calligraphy also has an off-the-shelf House Collection offering six wedding stationery designs – just choose your favourite design, colour palette, printing processes and finishing touches, and leave the rest to Ellie.

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FOR BRIDESMAID DRESSES: By Rotation & Halfpenny London 

Leading fashion rental platform, By Rotation, has partnered with bridal designer Halfpenny London to release an exclusive bridesmaids edit via their Sister line. Launching with three exclusive colourways: raspberry, sea green and teal, the edit includes six iconic Halfpenny London designs, including their popular Fox dress and statement Klass jumpsuit. Ranging from sizes UK 10–22, the collection is available to rent on the By Rotation app starting from £5 to £9 per day.

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FOR A FAIRY-TALE WEDDING: Hotel Crillion 

For couples looking for a luxury French destination wedding, family-owned hotel group Maisons Pariente has teamed up with celebrated wedding planner Stéphanie Fayolle to create fairy-tale weddings at Hôtel Crillon le Brave. It’s truly a storybook-like setting – from the welcome dinner on the terrace of La Madeleine restaurant, to the ceremony in the adjoining and idyllic church and the after party. With 16 bedrooms and 18 suites, there’s plenty of room for your guests to stay on.
 
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FOR BRIDAL SLEEPWEAR: Homebodii

Australian bridal sleepwear brand, Homebodii, has just launched on bridal gifting site, Gigi & Olive. The robes are the ideal gift for brides on their wedding morning and perfect for honeymoons, too. The 24 different styles – which span pyjamas, robes, slips and more are all available in lace, linen, silk, tencel and chiffon. Gigi & Olive also offer personalised embroidery on every piece.

Prices from £60

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FOR PRETTY GOWNS: Anna Kara

Anna Kara is the go-to brand for brides looking for dreamy dresses in beautiful fabrics, and their new collection does not disappoint. Each dress is made-to-measure in the designer’s studio, incorporating floral appliqué, French lace, Italian embroidery and delicate layers of silk – making for a romantic and feminine aesthetic. The brand is stocked in over 16 retailers across the UK.    

Dresses from £2,000

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